SARUM Orienteering Club has once again qualified for the National Final of the prestigious Compass Sport Trophy.
For the eighth successive time, the Salisbury organisation saw off strong competition to book a trip to Teviothead in the Scottish Borders, the setting for September's final.
Sunday’s contest at a sunny, but chilly Bradenham venue in the rolling Chiltern countryside, produced some notable individual performances by Sarum members.
Jack Benham, Alex Buck, Lisa White and Liz Yeadon all scored the maximum 100 points whiile Chris Norwood (99), Mark White (98), Ian Peirce (98), Carolyn Dent (98) and Mary Nixon (98) kept up the pressure on the club’s opponents.
With all but the last two Sarum runners home, 171 points were needed to beat South Midlands Orienteering Club for the final berth.
Andy Snell (97) and James Buck (94) gained 191 to secure a clear victory over South Midlands (1,258 points) and North Wiltshire (1,225) Orienteering clubs.
Sarum's runners are in action a little closer to home this weekend.
The British Night Championships are staged in the forest of the Hamptworth Estate on Saturday - the event, which runs from 6.15pm to 7.30pm, includes the Night Masters and the UK Cup.
Sunday then sees the Sarum Saunter at the same Hamptworth venue (10am to 12.30pm).
Latest results - Compass Sport Trophy (regional qualifier)
|1 SARUM ORIENTEERING CLUB
|2 South Midlands Orienteering Club
|3. North Wiltshire Orienteering Club
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